Tree Ordinances and Policies


  • Tree Ordinance — This site defines the different categories of tree ordinances. It then takes you through the steps of evaluating the need for a tree ordinance and the steps to create one.

  • Guidelines for Developing and Evaluating Tree Ordinances — This site provides a variety of tools and resources for citizens and local governments interested in developing, revising, or evaluating local tree ordinances. Rather than using a "model ordinance" approach, they describe how tree ordinance development can be integrated with an overall community tree management program.

  • Treeord Software for Tree Ordinance Development — Software are for cities to help them develop ordinances that will ensure the future of their community forests.

  • Urban Forest Management Plan Toolkit —This site can be used by anyone managing a large population of trees in or near urban areas. The Toolkit website is intended to help urban forest managers develop management plans that are appropriate for their urban forests.


State Ordinance Sites

Canadian Ordinances

Miscellaneous Tree Ordinances






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